Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit

Originally part of the early 80's industrial/power electronics scene, French artist Pacific 231 (Pierre Jolivet) soon moved on to a more atmospheric and experimental territory. This tape consists of two pieces. Side A is a bit noisier with trumpet(?), voice, and delay. Side B is more rhythmic with voice, bass, chimes, and choral voices. Very meditative.

Currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Pacific 231 - Sound Exploration in Motion

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit
Tonspur Tapes (TT 21) 1988

Side A - Soundtrack From The Elisabeth Morcellet Video "Figures Narcissiques" 1987 (13:45)
Side B - Live Improvisation At AF Radio Paris 1987 (16:40)

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes
Temple Records/World Domination Club
(none/WDC-2301) (1991)

All music decoumposed by Z'ev, Megs'on (Genesis P'Orridge), & Gini Ball.
This is the first in a series of special releases of music by members of Psychic TV. Limited to 100 copies.

"Thee processed trumpet is from a recording made in 1963 ov a US Marine Trumpeter trying to play reveille whilst high on a dose ov LSD during secret trials ov it's effectiveness as a 'psychomimmetic' weapon.

Instruments used apart from thee trumpet tape to generate initial sounds prior to heavy processing are all ritual instruments. They include Tibetan Bowls, Nepalese Temple Bells, African Goat Skin Drums, and an array of percussion from thee four directions ov B-Earth. No electronic or amplified instruments were used.

In particular, Z'ev played all drums, Gini played all violins.

Thee Self-imposed brief was to create a musick that had thee same psychoactive trance effects as ancient ritual musicks first generated on thee original instruments used, butter regenerated through a purely coumtemporary system ov effects."

A Test Ov Eyes, Part One (a1-a7)
B Test Ov Eyes, Part Two (b1-b8)

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes

The basic tracks were also released as a different mix on Psychic TV's Direction Ov Travel.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm of Change

Excellent tape of looped madness and keyboard maladies. A longtime favorite.

"Croiners (a.k.a. James Levine) has taken digital and tape-loop technology beyond its minimalist beginnings, blending complex layers of synthesized and natural sounds with occasional found-sound elements, weaving involved and colorful textures into nearly tangible sound objects."
(The Cassete Mythos)

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm Of Change
Jim Tapes (007) 198?

all tracks untitled

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm of Change

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

blackhumour - regeneration

Last of the blackhumour I have. A few more can be found on Nostalgie De La Boue and No Longer Forgotten Music

blackhumour - regeneration
Nihilistic Recordings (NhR005) 1987

a - introversion
b1 - extroversion
b2 - this is the violence that i like

blackhumour - regeneration

blackhumour - poetry + stutter

blackhumour - poetry
Korm Plastics (kp 2089) 1989

a1 - weeds in barren soil
a2 - dit dit dah isophate
a3 - i'm sorry she said
a4 - oops oh well
b1 - with drawl
b2 - more light than heat

Also -

blackhumour - stutter 7"
Kubitsuri Tapes (S;E;X59-014EP) 1997

a - things are as they are
b - this is how this is

blackhumour - poetry + stutter

Sunday, June 14, 2009

blackhumour - radical positive

This was a double cassette that came wrapped and sealed in tar. You had to break open the package to get to the tapes. 'peace in our time' was re-released on it's own in 1988 as a single cassette in 1988, and then on CD in 1993.

"The blackhumour audio project had its beginnings in early 1982 with the first few experiments I was doing on my teac 4-track reel-to-reel recorder. The resulting early pieces were not so good, but some of the pieces which were done with my then audio-partner, somebody else, were successful. Two of these pieces, 'murder', and 'trade and commerce', are included in the retrospective of early bh work, 'radical positive' (banned productions). This release also shows the evolution of the blackhumour approach away from treatment/effects techniques of any kind, such as equalization, reverberation, flanging, echo, etc., and the choice made by blackhumour to use as its sole sound-construction source the use of 'found-object' human voice only, with the exclusion of such tape techniques as speed-masking (speeding up or slowing down the sound of the voice) or back-masking (the notorious technique of playing the voices backwards). Since 'snakes in an atheist's grave' (1984), NO blackhumour piece has used anything other than found object (spoken) human voice and editing techniques..."

Here is the second tape only, since "peace in our time" has been posted elsewhere -

peace in our time cassette
peace in our time CD

blackhumour - radical positive
Banned Production (BP- 19) 1986

tape one: peace in our time (not posted)
tape two: radical positive

a1 - murder
a2 - trade and commerce
a3 - snakes in an atheist's grave
b1 - a message from my father
b2 - the truth about the dinosaurs (excerpt)

blackhumour - radical positive

Thanks to blackhumour and amk for their help with the tracklist, as I'd lost the packaging and titles at some point over the years.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

Cassette compilation of early material released in 1986. This is the Línea Alternativa edition. Tracks 1-4 of Side A originally untitled.

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

EGK (EGK 001) 1986
Línea Alternativa (L.A.P 1) 1988


Side A: 1980
a1 Sin Titulo (Multiproceso)
a2 Sin Titulo (Din)
a3 Sin Titulo (La producción sigue)
a4 Sin Titulo (El obrero baila con alegría)
a5 Relax
a6 Horno fundidor
a7 Unidad de control
a8 Motores
a9 El obrero trabaja con alegría

Side B: 1981
b1 Zyhra Mançi
b2 Necrosis en la poya
b3 P.I.E.
b4 Negros hambrientos
b5 Pradillo 12
b6 El expreso de Tistutin
b7 Final

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

Monday, June 1, 2009

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig

Not sure how to define this other than excellent noisy experimental garagey weirdness. A great album.

"Musically, it is one of DWM's typical hybrid albums, featuring both guitar oriented tracks mixed with industrial and experimental, and although the production can be rough, it has stood the test of time and remains one of the best DWM releases."

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig
RRRecords/Empty Records

Doc Wör Mirran on RRR

a1 When Rain Cries
a2 The Human Prospect
a3 Why?
a4 Butthole OD #1
a5 Your Laughter
a6 Everyday Part 1
a7 Everyday Part 2
a8 Natter Natter Monster
a9 Murder On The Elfengrund
b1 Morale, Welfare & Recreation
b2 Joel Selvin Can't Dance
b3 Tongue Thrust
b4 Strange Sea Battles
b5 The Butt-Bird Fails In Its Attempt To Fly
b6 Thalidomide Dinosaur
b7 Successful Demented Old Fucks
b8 Barfing Butterflies
b9 Battle For The Bubble

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig